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RetroSound R-57N

Single 5"x7" 2-way car speaker with dual voice coils

Item # 068R57N

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any classic, vintage, or even new car.

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About the RetroSound R-57N

Go Retro

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any classic, vintage, or even new car. Their RetroMod Series speakers feature extremely shallow chrome baskets designed to fit into a wide variety of standard speaker locations. They may look old school, but RetroSound builds their speakers from the ground up, using the latest techniques and materials.

Important Note: This is a single 5"x7" speaker, so you'll need to purchase a pair for vehicles with two 5"x7" openings.

Retrosound R-57N

Go Retro

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any classic, vintage, or even new car. Their RetroMod Series speakers feature extremely shallow chrome baskets designed to fit into a wide variety of standard speaker locations. They may look old school, but RetroSound builds their speakers from the ground up, using the latest techniques and materials.

The single R-57N 5"x7" speaker is designed for a classic car with only one speaker opening on its dash or rear deck. The woofer features dual voice coils, each one connected to its own tweeter. Your stereo receiver connects to both voice coils, so you get a stereo mix from a single speaker. In effect, you get two 2-way speakers in one frame, for modern sound in your vintage application.

The R-57N speaker features a powerful neodymium magnet and a low-carbon steel chrome frame that form a strong foundation. The sturdy pulp composite woofer with its Santoprene surround delivers powerful performance while standing up to heat and humidity. The two Mylar dome tweeters broadcast detailed highs without sounding shrill, and their low profile helps increase installation options.

Although efficient enough to play well with any receiver alone, this RetroMod speaker can handle the high power from aftermarket amplifiers. Replace that wornout old 5"x7" with this updated RetroSound, and your tunes will sound new again, just like your classic ride.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

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Product highlights:

  • single 5"x7" 2-way speaker
  • pulp composite woofer cone with Santoprene surround
  • dual voice coils for 2-channel operation
  • dual mylar dome tweeters
  • power range: 2-60 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-5/8"
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-57N

What's in the box:

  • One 2-way 5x7 stereo input DVC speaker
  • 12' Length of speaker wire
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual

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Crutchfield customer from King George, VA on 9/1/2019

1967 Chevrolet Camaro

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Speaker works great but the terminals could use a bit of help. I bent one of the terminals a few times trying to get the included wiring pushed on, but as long as you are gentle it works just fine. Biggest issue was not being offered the "Universal Mounting Bracket" from Crutchfield during the ordering process. The kit is just a piece of thin stamped metal (the bracket), one bolt to hold the bracket to the speaker, and two self tapping screws to mount the bracket to the chassis. The problem is, unless you already have somewhere that this speaker will bolt in directly it's pretty much useless without the bracket kit. For some reason it wasn't offered from Crutchfield and I found out after attempting the install, which added 3 days to my schedule. In any case, do yourself a favor and order Retrosound RS-UB1KT or you'll be wasting a few days too.

Pros: Great speaker

Cons: Doesn't come with required mounting bracket

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Crutchfield customer from Plant City, FL on 12/12/2018

1970 Chevrolet C Series

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Great sound! Perfect upgrade to the original 48 year old speaker!

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomington, IL on 11/25/2018

1985 Ford F Series

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Fit great in my 1985 F250 in place of the factory dash speaker.

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Kraco stereo lives to play another day!

Mike from Bergen County, NJ on 7/20/2018

1973 Ford F Series

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Replaced the single in-dash speaker in a '73 F250. For the price and convenience this speaker is definitely a really good choice. Much better than the ripped, blown out speaker that was in there. Now if I could just find some cassettes for the Kraco stereo... I'll be stylin'

Pros: 1. It's a tight, tight fit with the original mounting screws, but it does fit with zero modifications. 2. I can use the balance knob and get a response

Cons: 1. With a Kraco AM/FM Cassette stereo that uses a common ground... I can't complain 2. The adjustable mounting bracket was missing from my packaging, but luckily I didn't need it

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Zurich, IL on 6/24/2018

1957 Ford Thunderbird

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Works perfectly for my application

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Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 12/23/2017

1977 Ford F Series

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It wasn't a perfect fit, but I improvised with the metal strap and made it fit. After considerable internet search, this was probably the closet replacement I could've found. It sounds great with my Kenwood radio/cd unit. Thanks. Overall, a good buy for my 1977 Ford pickup.

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Bill from Williston Park, NY on 6/18/2017

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this is a great replacement for a 50 year old factory speaker. Sound is loud and clear. It allows me to retain the factory appearance on my 1965 MGB.

Pros: this speaker allows stereo performance from 1 speaker. Perfect for and older Mono car, with an updated head unit.

Cons: I had to drill out the mounting holes a little. Not really a con,

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Good Fit, Decent Sound

Steve from Texas on 6/22/2015

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Fit right in my 1984 F150. Did have to bend a couple of the terminals in order to drop in. Sounds ok, way better than the original but not incredible.

Pros: Fits.

Cons: Not as clear as I expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Street, Maryland on 8/1/2014

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Although lacking in some bass and fulness of sound, it's a good solution to the single speaker location found in my old MG. Car noise prohibits any real sound system anyway. Serves my circumstances perfectly.

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Brian from West, TX on 7/5/2013

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This speaker replaced a single in dash speaker in a 66 Bronco. Paired with a retro sound radio this speaker sounds pretty good. I am happy with the purchase and would recommend it for a single dash speaker replacement. The adjustable mounting bracket works great.

Pros: Fits great in dash of 66 Bronco.

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Tinny

Kevin from NH on 5/26/2013

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I replaced a single center dash mono speaker so compared to that this is way better. In playing it with the Retrosound Model 2 I bought with it though it sounds pretty tinny. Maybe I just haven't found the right DSP setup on the radio yet. I wasn't expecting it to sound as good as a pair of nice speaker and I didn't have any other real choices so I gave it 3 stars.

Pros: Easy install, with lots of options to make it fit. Dual voice voila

Cons: Sounds tinny to me

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Jim from Orlando, FL on 12/15/2010

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Too bad this speaker is the only available dual voice coil for older cars and trucks. It works and is definately in better shape than the one I removed from my 1979 F-150 but it seems to be lacking in clear highs and fullness in sound. I don't know, I'm no stereo expert, but I have a RetroSound stereo driving this speaker in the dash and a 6 1/2" speaker in each door and the 5x7 sounds weak...It works though.

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More details on the RetroSound R-57N

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size Vehicle-specific
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dual Domes
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Pulp Composite
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 87
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 100
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 7/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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Features

Woofer: The speaker features a rigid pulp composite cone woofer with a Santoprene surround. The woofer uses a Neodymium magnet to achieve its shallow depth, so it fits in tight factory locations.

Tweeters: Two Mylar tweeters are wired separately so this single speaker will accept a stereo input.

Dual Voice Coils: The woofer has dual voice coils, each wired with one of the tweeters. The stereo input is useful in many older cars with a single speaker location in the dash or rear deck. If used in a standard two speaker application the inputs should be wired in parallel (to present a 2Ω load) or series (to present an 8Ω load).

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is this 30 watts per coil? or 60 watts per coil?
[ GrimmVanner  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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I believe it's 60 watts per. Works great for my application
[ Dirty D  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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Do these come with grilles?
[ George  Jul 02, 2015 ]
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Actually you would wire them in series, assuming these are 4 ohm speakers. Most modern speakers are 4 ohms. Older car radios require an 8 ohm speaker load. It's important to have the proper load especially on an older car radio. By buying dual speakers such as this, and wiring the two sides in series the ohm load doubles (the 4 ohms from each combine to make 8 ohms). You would wire the + of one speaker to the - of the other, then connect your + from the radio to the + on a speaker and the - from the radio to the remaining - on the other speaker. This is a pretty good way to come up with an 8 ohm "modern" speaker for a vintage car radio. 8 ohm speakers, especially in automotive sizes are hard to find. You need to know the load required by your radio. Naturally this all applies only to connecting a vintage MONO car radio to a modern PAIR of 4 ohm speakers as one.
[ Tim  Sep 11, 2016 ]
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NO.
[ STEPHEN  Jul 04, 2015 ]
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No. It's meant to go where the original mono speaker was mounted, which is generally behind some sort of grille on the dashboard.
[ Aaron  Jul 03, 2015 ]
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George- It didn't come with a grill included,however they do have surface mount kits which do have a grill. I personally used the factory grill on top of the speaker which fit with minor modifications to the speaker. Tom
[ Tom  Jul 03, 2015 ]
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There is no grille included.
[ RAY  Jul 03, 2015 ]
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No, but both applications I used them for were center dash under the pad
[ DANIEL  Jul 03, 2015 ]
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How does one wire a dual voice speaker from a single voice radio?
[ Ed  May 24, 2015 ]
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Ed- You would have to wire them in parallel to raise the ohms for single output. Wiring them in parallel will make both voice coils function as one. If you only have a single voice output the best option would be to get a single coil speaker. Tom
[ Tom  Jul 03, 2015 ]
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This speaker has the right and left channels built into one speaker. if you only have one channel, buy a different speaker.
[ ZACH  May 28, 2015 ]
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Buy different speakers.
[ TOBY  May 24, 2015 ]

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